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How to Talk with Clients: Remodeling for Retirement

By: Rosemarie Rossetti, Ph.D. How do you talk about aging when you are interviewing a new client about their remodeling project? In a recent interview with Stephanie Loucka, Director of the Ohio Department of Aging, she said, “People just don’t like talking about aging. Builders and remodelers need to have a conversation with their clients to … Continue reading

2017 Chapter Community Service Award Winners

Each year, NARI honors those who really make a difference in our industry.  On Friday, April 7, 2017 the following six chapters were recognized for their contribution and commitment to Remodeling Done Right by building communities, supporting neighbors and improving the quality of life of those nearest them. Chapter Community Service Award The Chapter Community … Continue reading

“What a Difference a Day Makes”

Greater Cleveland Chapter received 2014 NARI Achievement Chapter Community Service Award This award is presented to a chapter for work done as a community project to enhance the community and increases the awareness of NARI in the community, both locally and nationally. Brian Malion, a Cleveland resident, had been extremely active working as a chef … Continue reading

Rebuilding Together gets first UDCP

The Rebuilding Together Tampa Bay affiliate, located in Tampa Bay, Fla., announced the first-ever Universal Design Certified Professional (UDCP) on staff. For Senior Project Manager Mark Zdrojewski, the certification program made perfect sense, once it was suggested by longtime education advocate—and NARI and Rebuilding Together board member—Don Strobel, CR, CKBR, GCP, of Strobel Design Build, … Continue reading

Universal design can be a sales tool for interior designers

Interior designers have a keen eye for design trends—color pallets, lines, patterns, textures. But many, like Jennifer Johnson, UDCP, co-owner of Sinjin Studios, are combining that artistic eye with long-term solutions to space usage and products. Johnson’s dual skillsets in interior design and universal design allows her to better communicate the benefits of universal design … Continue reading

NARI of San Diego chapter pitches in for worthy cause

NARI members give back to the community, and in keeping with that, NARI of San Diego’s third-annual charity build was particularly rewarding for one family in the community. Taylor Church’s world was rocked when doctors discovered she had a life-threatening blood infection. Doctors were forced to amputate Church’s hands and feet in order to save … Continue reading